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Another blow for NFF as two Super Eagles target named in England squad for 2021 U21 EURO

Another blow for Nigeria Football Federation as two Super Eagles target of Ebere Eze and Noni Madueke has been named in 23-man England squad for UEFA European U21 Championship this summer co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia.

Eze who is born in England to Nigerian parents represented the Three Lions at under 21 levels but the Crystal Palace star is set to feature in his first major tournament for his country of birth.

Eze, who trained with Super Eagles along with Chuba Akpom in March 2017 before a cancelled friendly against Burkina Faso, has retained his place on the roster following his fine performances for the Premier League outfit.

PSV Eindhoven winger Madueke has caught the eye of many this season following his brilliant start to life in the Dutch Eredivisie where scored nine goals and in 29 appearances is among three new faces in the England U21 squad.

The 19-year-old London-born has openly flirted with the Dutch national team and Nigeria in recent weeks despite the Tottenham Hotspur academy product previously represented England at U16, U17 and U18 levels.

England boss Aidy Boothroyd has announced his 23-man squad to face Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland in Group D, with the first stage of the tournament taking place from March 24-31.

England will face Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland in Group D, with only two of the four countries progressing to this summer's knockout stage.

European U21 Championship draw in full

Group A: Hungary, Germany, Romania, Netherlands

Group B: Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy

Group C: Russia, Iceland, France, Denmark

Group D: Portugal, Croatia, England, Switzerland

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